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Individual Author Record

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Name:  avery r young  

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Genre: C:ADULT Poetry




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Young lives in Chicago. He graduated from Mather High School and Loyola University.

Biographical and Professional Information

avery r. young is best known as a poet, songwriter, performer, and multidisciplinary artist. He is also an award-winning teaching artist who mentors youth in creative writing and theater. He has been an Arts and Public Life Artist-in-Residence at the University of Chicago and has written curricula for Columbia College Chicago, Young Leeds Authors, True Star Magazine, and the Chicago Public Schools Art Integration Department. young's poems and essays on HIV awareness, misogyny, race records, and art integration have been published in The BreakBeat Poets, The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks, AIMPrint: New Relationships in the Arts and Learning, and other anthologies.

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